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Quiet

September 3, 2010

there is a moment
when your wife
leaves her hospital room
to prep for her c-section

the space is empty
all of the people
who always stop by
stop stopping by
their orbits continuing
around the mother

the monitor stops beeping
the phone stops ringing
the nervous conversation,
speculation, scheming
quits

and in that vacuum
absent of siblings
spouse
worries
hurries
duties
plans

my heart expands
with plenty of room
for my daughter

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